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Congratulations Adv. Makhubalo!

Many of you will have had the pleasure of meeting Advocate Makhubalo Ndaba. Atleha-edu is blessed to count Makhubalo as a regular facilitator at our trustee and shop steward workshops that we’ve delivered across the country in recent years.

It came as no surprise when the Atleha-edu team heard that Harvard University had invited Makhubalo to participate in their Advanced Leadership Initiative this year. Congratulations Makhubalo!

Makhubalo has been attending the university, situated in Boston in the USA, since early January 2024 and will complete his studies towards the end of the year.

Makhubalo has prior industry experience as a senior pension funds adjudicator in the PFA’s office where his work has touched on governance, policy making, and regulation of pension funds. He currently serves as an independent professional trustee of Africa’s largest pension fund, the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), and has also served as a GEPF-appointed director to the  Public Investment Corporation (PIC), which is the largest asset management company in Africa.

Makhubalo also serves on the advisory board of the US-based Predistribution Initiative, a nonpartisan, multistakeholder NGO advocating for improved investment practices distributing more wealth to the workforce and communities, and is active in several global forums on pension fund creation, governance, and investment management.

During his time at Harvard, Makhubalo seeks to develop a mechanism in which credible African institutions can be mobilised to help African countries journey towards pension reform and develop strategies for long-term sustainable wealth creation.

“My main motivation is out of my involvement as a member of the International Centre for Pension Management and having witnessed its global initiatives in facilitating transformational journey changes in pension reform,” he said.

We look forward to Makhubalo keeping us updated during the year on his insights and progress with his studies. And to apply his new-found knowledge in Atleha-edu-hosted workshops and educational content when he is back in South Africa.

All the best, Makhubalo!